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David Letterman to retire in 2015

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After making his mark in late night television over 30 years ago, ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ host, David Letterman made the big announcement on Thursday that he will be retiring next year.

The soon-to-be 67-year old Indiana native got his start in show business in 1978 starring in Mary Tyler Moore’s variety show ‘Mary.’ He then went to host ‘The David Letterman Show’ in 1980 which ran on NBC for three months. ‘Late Night’ was launched after Letterman was passed over as successor to Johnny Carson on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show.’

Jay Leno usually topped Letterman in late night rating wars, Letterman held on to his chair a little longer. Leno retired this past February passing the torch to Jimmy Fallon.

As to who is late night king is a matter of opinion since each host brings their own special blend to the table or rather desk. One the clear, an era is indeed ending. Do you think another ‘SNL’ alum will be crowned?

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